Math Nation has a feature called On-Ramp to Algebra 1 Some teachers have asked what they could do for students leaving Grade 7 Math Advanced or Grade 8 Pre-Algebra to ensure their students are ready for Algebra 1 or Algebra 1 Honors. This tool would be a perfect summer assignment! Please share the information with your students and parents as a resource to prevent the summer slide!
The topics listed are topics that students should currently have “mastered.” Most students still struggle with fractions as they enter middle school. If a student has difficulty adding and subtracting fractions normally, positive and negative fractions combined with algebraic equations can be truly daunting. It is a sincere hope that students take advantage of this list of resources as they have been used by numerous students in the past and have helped! Some sites are pretty basic, while others will build in difficulty and challenge the students. In addition, a few of the sites have step-by-step instructions for the topic at hand. (Many of these can also take you to a home page with even more topics!)
www.quia.com/shared/math – type in “fractions” for the topic and leave other options blank
http://gamequarium.com/fractions.html – very basic
http://jamit.com.au/fraction-games.htm – more like an arcade game…
http://www.ixl.com – select grade level…topic… limited use per day (can purchase)
Decimal and Percent
http://coolmath.com/prealgebra/02-decimals/index.html – operations with decimals
http://www.mcwdn.org/Decimals/DecimalsMain.html – place value/operations/percent – trial period
http://www.gamequarium.com/decimals.html – games and practice
http://www.mathisfun.com/ordering_decimals.html – lesson then game
http://catchupmath.com/math-games/ – games – this one has absolute value as well
http://amby.com/educate/math/integer.html – lesson with notes and activity
http://www.mathwire.com/index.html – scroll down to find links
Coordinate Graphing (all) – Linear Functions (Adv 7th, 8th, and Alg)
http://www.mathplayground.com/locate_aliens.html – timed game, identify coordinates of aliens on graph
http://www.shodor.org/interactivate/activities/MazeGame/ – find a path around items between you and your target
www.tenmarks.com – site requires log in information (set up in Aug.)
www.brainpop.com log in: johnlong password: longhorns
Various topics and help sites
http://www.quia.com – will have to create account
http://www.mathrealm.com/PDFiles/ – printable worksheets/puzzles (6th grade through algebra)
http://www.incaglendale.org/inca/listo.html – amazing # of worksheets – needed skills for incoming 6th, 7th, and 8th graders!
The textbook will be posted on CANVAS once school starts. The password assigned to your child for the school/district will be all you need (the book does not require a username/password).